Lots of Lighthouses

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One of the things I was looking forward to the most on my New England/Canada cruise (besides the amazing seafood, of course) was all the lighthouses I knew I'd see along the East Coast.

This part of North America is breathtakingly pretty, and the lighthouses add that extra special touch to any seascape.

Here are a handful of my favorite lighthouse photos I took from Maine to Nova Scotia.

Portland Head Light

This was the first lighthouse I saw up close in New England, just outside of Portland, Maine. The Head Light is the most-photographed lighthouse in the state, and I can totally understand why. It's beautiful in any weather.

Portland Head Light, Maine

Under blustery skies...

Portland Head Light, Maine

...and then sunshine a few hours later.


Breakwater Light

This lighthouse is also known as “The Bug” because it's so cute and tiny.

Breakwater Light, Portland, Maine


Spring Point Ledge

Also known as the “Spark Plug,” this lighthouse dates back to 1898.

Spring Point Ledge, Portland, Maine

Spring Point Ledge, Portland, Maine

You can see Portland Head Light in the distance in this shot.


St. Martins

Okay, so this is kind of cheating… This “lighthouse” in the New Brunswick fishing village of St. Martins isn't on the water at all. It actually serves as the area's tourist information center.

St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada


Peggy's Cove Lighthouse

Arguably the most stunning (and most-photographed) lighthouse on the East Coast, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia was perhaps my favorite.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

Look at that sky!


Georges Island Lighthouse

And last but not least is the lighthouse on Georges Island in Halifax.

Georges Island, Halifax, Nova Scotia


I think it's safe to say that this trip has definitely turned me into a lighthouse lover!


Which of these lighthouses is YOUR favorite based on these photos?



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